Kosgoda is a small coastal town located in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka. There are nearly 30,000 people living in this vibrant coastal town. This is the perfect place for boat rides and bird watching. Kosgoda is mainly famous for its Cinnamon, the cinnamon in the island is considered among the best in the world, selling on the European markets for the highest prices. Kosgoda is also very known for its Sea Turtle conservation project operated by the wildlife protection society of Sri Lanka. This conservation project was started in the year 1988 to protect Sri Lanka turtles from extinction. When in the region, look to stay at a Sri Lanka luxury villa while visiting Kosgoda, such as those offered by Saffron & Blue by Jetwing. This beautiful villa is a secluded luxury accommodation with wide open spaces with luxurious and comfortable suites with en suite bathrooms. The villa is surrounded by tropical lush gardens and has breathtaking scenery.

The rives and lagoons at Kosgoda offers a wide variety of water activities from canoeing to jet-skiing. Boat rides up the river will give you a beautiful scenery and one can find many different types of birds and reptiles. The boat trip takes about two and half hours and it takes you through the thick mangroves. There is a beautiful temple that can be visited on the islands. The only building on that island is that temple, and the monks living in the temple can give you quite an experience with an insight into their daily life. The best time for a boat ride is early morning, when the wildlife is a wake and the birds and reptiles are soaking up the early morning sun. If you visit Kosgoda, a boat ride is definitely something that one should not miss out on.

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